Khong Ling Qi

Khong Ling Qi

Khong Ling Qi graduated from Universiti Malaya (UM) with a LL.B (Hons) (CGPA3.68) in 2023, and missed 1st Class by a mere 0.02 points.

She has undergone an internship with Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC), Putrajaya in July 2022 and with Jason Teoh & Partners in July 2021. During the tenure of the internship, she has explored diverse areas of law, focusing on civil and criminal litigation, commercial, and tax advisory work. She honed her skills in performing legal research, drafting cause papers and letters, and translating legal documents in English, Malay, and Mandarin. For two consecutive years, she contributed to updating the online database of a well-known legal publication under the guidance of the internship firm’s partner.

Aside from her academic and professional pursuits, she actively engaged in extracurricular activities and volunteer programs. She served as a committee member for cultural events catering to secondary school students, university students, and the public at large during her high school, matriculation, and university years. Additionally, she was a debater during her high school years and achieved multiple victories at state, national, and international levels.

Her particular interest lies in Corporate and Commercial law, as well as Mergers & Acquisitions.

Her Master is our Partner, Mohd Sallahudin Abdullah.

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Khong Ling Qi

Trainee Solicitor

Direct Line:
+603 2118 5170

E-mail:
khonglingqi@azmilaw.com

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Sharifah Lyana Syed Muhammad Muzakir

Sharifah Lyana Syed Muhammad Muzakir

Sharifah Lyana is a First-Class Honors graduate from Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) in the year 2024.

She completed her 5 weeks internship at Zecon Medicare Sdn Bhd focusing primarily on Corporate Law. Throughout her internship, she delved into various aspects of Corporate Law, cultivating a strong interest in the field. Her responsibilities included assisting the senior lawyer in drafting ancillary agreements to the Concession Agreement between Zecon Medicare Sdn Bhd, The Government of Malaysia, and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). During her internship, she was assigned to draft the Hotel Management Services Agreement and Carpark Management Agreement. From this assignment, she learned that ancillary agreements are important as they complement primary contracts, mitigate risks, ensure clarity, and address specific aspects of contractual relationships to ensure the contracts are able to be enforced effectively.

In addition to her interest in Corporate Law, she is also keen on exploring Intellectual Property and participating in women-empowered NGOs. Sharifah Lyana took a one-year elective in Intellectual Property at UiTM which she studied the relevant laws regarding Intellectual Property together with the development of said laws in Malaysia. Besides her aspirations of becoming a successful lawyer, she is deeply committed to women’s rights. She is confident that her expertise can serve as a catalyst for giving voice to marginalized women who are seeking acknowledgment and empowerment within society.

Sharifah Lyana has been actively involved in various seminars and NGOs, such as DearHer, since 2019. DearHer is a youth-led initiative advocating for the advancement of women’s rights in Malaysia. Her passion for the advocacy on the above intensified when she had the opportunity to write her Final Year Paper on “A Legal Analysis to Address Period Poverty in Malaysia.” For context, period poverty refers to the inability of women accessing menstrual hygiene products due to financial constraints.

Additionally, this paper holds significant importance to her as it stands as the first academic legal analysis in Malaysia addressing on the severity of period poverty. Through her research, she aims to raise awareness regarding the severity of period poverty in Malaysia and emphasize the importance of collective efforts from the public, private sector, and society, along with improved legislation, to combat the issue effectively.

In summary, Sharifah Lyana is a driven individual and a team player, with a positive mindset. Her goal is to stay optimistic, humble and embrace every step in life as an opportunity to grow and evolve into a better individual, dedicated to family and society.

Her Master is our Partner, Wan Nor Nadia W.Ramli.

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Sharifah Lyana Syed Muhammad Muzakir

Trainee Solicitor

Direct Line:
+603 2118 5170

E-mail:
sharifah.lyana@azmilaw.com

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Nur Aisyah Mohamed Ibrahim

Nur Aisyah Mohamed Ibrahim

Nur Aisyah graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) in 2022 1st Class Honours (CGPA 3.92) and Bachelor of Laws (Syariah) (LL.B.S) in 2023 from Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM).

She was then the recipient of the Royal Education Award for IIUM 38th Convocation. Recently, she has completed her Master of Laws (LL.M) in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) with 1st Class.

In her first year of studies, she held the position in Mahallah Sumayyah Representative Council (MRC) as the Head of Training and Education Bureau. She was also a member of the Academic and Intellectual Bureau under the IIUM Student Representative Council (SRC). While holding these positions, she has participated and led numerous programmes, ranging from hostel and university level to national level.

In 2020, she joined Messrs Hazizah & Co as an internship student and was involved with the preparation of submissions for various matters including Syariah and civil appeal cases. She also managed to assist the lawyers for criminal litigation, specifically on the preparation of witness examination. During her Master’s degree period, she has worked as a research assistant for International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA) as well as UKM. These working experiences have truly polished her research and interpersonal skills in dealing with different stakeholders.

Being a pupil at Azmi & Associates, she is passionate about exploring various areas of law, specifically Islamic finance and Corporate.

Her Master is our Partner, Norazlianaliza Supar.

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Nur Aisyah Mohamed Ibrahim

Trainee Solicitor

Direct Line:
+603 2118 5170

E-mail:
nuraisyah.ibrahim@azmilaw.com

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Maisarah Afifah Azunan

Maisarah Afifah Azunan

Maisarah Afifah graduated from the Islamic Science University of Malaysia with a LL.B and Shariah (Hons) in 2023.

She underwent internships with the Attorney General’s Chambers in March 2023 and Azmi & Associates in May 2023. Her tasks included research and document drafting in the areas of litigation, corporate, and commercial law.

She has been actively participating in various mooting competitions since 2019, including the prestigious Philip C. Jessup, IHL, and NAMCO. Her involvement in these competitions has allowed her to hone her skills in various areas of law and has given her the opportunity to network with peers and legal professionals. She also dedicated two years to volunteering with the National Service Brigade. During her tenure, she contributed to various social and community-based projects.

She wishes to pursue corporate, litigation and arbitration. His Master is our Managing Partner, Ahmad Lutfi Abdull Mutalip.

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Maisarah Afifah Azunan

Trainee Solicitor

Direct Line:
+603 2118 5170

E-mail:
maisarah.azunan@azmilaw.com

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David Brian Leong Retna

David Brian Leong Retna

David Brian graduated from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) with a LLB with CGPA 3.72 in 2023.

Whilst in university, he had undergone an internship with the Office of Member of Parliament – YB Dr. Ong Kian Ming (P102, Bangi). During the said internship, he was presented with the opportunity to: i) carry out the drafting of public policy; ii) engage stakeholders to understand concerns that needs to be reflected in the drafting of laws and policies, as well as understanding the feedback towards the implementation of newly passed laws and policies; iii) attend public policy conferences and lectures; and iv) provide legal aid for day-to-day legal issues faced by constituents.

His achievements whilst in university consists largely of joining moots and producing academic writings. With regards to mooting, he had participated in the Dato’ Hanif Hassan (Internal Moot), NAMCO, and LAWASIA moots. As for his academic writings, he has produced an undergraduate thesis, a conference proceeding article, and made a conference presentation involving the defence of duress under the Malaysian Penal Code.

Presently, he is keen on learning and developing his skills in Corporate Law. His Master is our Partner, Norhisham Abd Bahrin and he is part of MAC2 PG.

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David Brian Leong Retna

Trainee Solicitor

Direct Line:
+603 2118 5138

E-mail:
david.brian@azmilaw.com

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‘Abdullah ‘Abbas Mohd Jefry

‘Abdullah ‘Abbas Mohd Jefry

‘Abdullah ‘Abbas graduated from the University of Malaya with a LL.B (Hons) in 2022.

He joined Messrs. Rahmat Lim & Partners in September 2022 to undertake his pupillage under the Financial Services Department where he gained experience in the matters relating to banking and finance.

During the period of pupillage, he was involved in various cross-border transactions, project and shipping financing, issuance of Sukuk under a Sukuk programme and advisory works on Labuan legislation and guidelines, and transactions conducted through the Labuan International Business and Financial Centre. 

He was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in July 2023. After his admission, he practised law in the Financial Services Department with Rahmat Lim & Partners before opting to join our Firm.

He is now part of the Global Financial Services and Islamic Banking Practice Group under the supervision of our Managing Partner, Ahmad Lutfi Abdull Mutalip.

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‘Abdullah ‘Abbas Mohd Jefry

Associate

Direct Line:
+603 2118 5044

E-mail:
abbas.jefry@azmilaw.com

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Mohammad Hazim Mohd Yaacob

Mohammad Hazim Mohd Yaacob

Mohammad Hazim graduated from University of Malaya with LL.B (Hons) in 2016.

He was called to the Malaysian Bar on 18th May 2018.

His passion for creative legal solutions is evident as he represented University Malaya in various mooting competitions which credited him with invaluable legal research skills set. He then further developed his skills throughout a legal attachment period at Messrs Edlin Ghazaly & Associates in July 2013.

Aside from his legal background, he has maintained a unique non-legal background where he developed himself professionally in a different field in his previous employment prior to legal practice, where he was working as the Operations Manager for Wood & Steel Design Sdn Bhd in assisting and deputise for the smooth running of the company.

At Azmi & Associates, Hazim is an associate dedicated to Litigation & Arbitration Practice Group (3) under the supervision of Mr Abu Daud Abd Rahim from the commencement of pupillage until present.

Some of Hazim’s notable assignments are:

• Primary area of practice: contentious general litigation not limited to the following areas of law; Strata Management, Construction, Commercial and Banking, Estate, Sales of Goods, Aviation.

• Successfully obtaining and opposing various injunctions for and against government-linked companies, financial institutions, developers and contractors.

• Successfully represented a financial institution in respect of the purchase and financing of aircrafts between a financial institution and international airlines operators involving the sum of RM90,000,000.00.

• Successfully represented a government-linked company in court for a dispute regarding the takeover of subsidiary companies of a public listed company involving the sum of RM417,500,000.00.

• Successfully represented a technological company in arbitration for a dispute regarding the defects in the construction of a hydro powerplant involving the sum of RM10,800,000.00.

• Successfully assisted and/or conducted trials, appeals, multiple interlocutory proceedings in all tiers of courts (summary judgment, order 14A, striking out, setting aside a judgment in default, amendments, discovery, security for costs).

• Conducted multiple adjudication claims and responses and assisted an Adjudicator in preparing an adjudication decision.

• Conducted various execution proceedings i.e Writ of Seizure and Sale, Writ of Possession, Garnishee Proceedings, Winding-Up and Judgment Debtor Summons.

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Mohammad Hazim Mohd Yaacob

Senior Associate 1

Direct Line:
+603 2118 5057

Mobile Phone:
+6012 940 5948

E-mail:
mohd.hazim@azmilaw.com

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Muhammad Zuhaili Muda

Muhammad Zuhaili Muda

Zuhaili graduated from the International Islamic University Malaysia with a LL.B (Hons) and LLBS (Hons) with a first class degree in 2022 and 2023 respectively.

During his university year, he became a research assistant for the university on shariah matters relating to banking law.

Later, he joined Messrs Yusfarizal Aziz & Zaid in March 2023 to undertake his pupilage under the supervision of Mr Yusfarizal Yussoff whereby he gained experience in matters relating to judicial review and action for breach of contract under the Housing Development Act. During the period of pupilage, he was involved in several due diligence work, drafting of legal documents and advisory matters.

He is now part of our Litigation & Arbitration Practice Group 6 under the supervision of our Partner, Wafiy Azman.

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Muhammad Zuhaili Muda

Associate

Direct Line:
+603 2118 5085

E-mail:
zuhaili.muda@azmilaw.com

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Muhamad Zuraidi Zulkifli

Muhamad Zuraidi Zulkifli

Zuraidi Zulkifli graduated from International Islamic University Malaysia with a LL.B (Hons) in 2016.

Upon graduation, he joined the Firm in March 2016 to undertake his pupilage under the supervision of our Partner, Abu Daud Abd Rahim.

He was called to the Malaysian Bar in March 2017 and retained as an Associate in Litigation & Arbitration Practice Group 3. Throughout his tenure, he had involved in a broad range of general litigation matters and disputes.

In December 2018, he left the Firm and pursued his Master’s Degree in University of Malaya. He completed his Master’s Degree in Commercial Law in August 2020.

In February 2019, he joined Attorney General’s Chamber as a Deputy Public Prosecutor. He has conducted numerous criminal prosecutions in the Magistrate Courts, Sessions Courts and the High Court. He was a team member in the prosecution of former First Lady of Malaysia for anti-money laundering and corruption case.

He was awarded the Excellent Service Award in 2021 by the Attorney General’s Chamber in recognition of his excellence in service as a Deputy Public Prosecutor.

He rejoined the Firm in December 2022 as Senior Associate 2 and is part of our Litigation & Arbitration Practice Group (3) under the supervision of the Partner, Abu Daud Abd Rahim.

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Muhamad Zuraidi Zulkifli

Senior Associate 1

Direct Line:
+603 2118 5067

E-mail:
zuraidi@azmilaw.com

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Low Jun Yen

Low Jun Yen

Low Jun Yen graduated from Sunway University Malaysia with ACCA in 2015 and obtained MSc Accounting and Finance from BPP University London in 2016.

Driven by a passion for law, he pursued the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) in 2017, completed his Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) and was called to the Bar of England and Wales on November 2019.

He has undergone internship with an audit firm Leou Associates PLT during his university days. He also worked as an auditor in PwC Malaysia for three years, involved in various industries ranging from banking, financial services and consumer products and services.

He has interest in Capital & Debt Markets, Debt Restructuring & Investment. His Master is our Senior Partner, Dato’ Azmi Mohd Ali.

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Low Jun Yen

Trainee Solicitor

Direct Line:
+603 2118 5170

E-mail:
lowjunyen@azmilaw.com

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